Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Jazz by Toni Morrison - Knopf, New York , 04/07/1992 . Later Printing' A signed First Ed - 1992 - from YJS BOXES OF BOOKS (SKU: 1002)

Jazz

Click for full-size.

Jazz

by Toni Morrison

  • Used
Condition
Near Mint/Near Mint
ISBN 10
0679411674
ISBN 13
9780679411673
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Nashua, New Hampshire
Item Price:
£36.95
Or just £33.26 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
£3.28 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Knopf, New York, 1992. Knopf, New York , 04/07/1992 . Later Printing' A signed First Edition. Black paper over boards, black cloth spine , gold lettering. Near Mint/Near Mint. In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, Beloved--Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground. This, her eagerly awaited new novel, Jazz, is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profound love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style.It is winter, barely three days into 1926, seven years after Armistice; we are in the scintillating City, around Lenox Avenue, "when all the wars are over and there will never be another one...At last, at last, everything's ahead...Here comes the new. Look out. There goes the sad stuff. The bad stuff. The things-nobody-could-help stuff." But amid the euphoric decisiveness, a tragedy ensues among people who had train-danced into the City, from points south and west, in search of promise.Joe Trace--in his fifties, door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, erstwhile devoted husband--shoots to death his lover of three months, impetuous, eighteen-year-old Dorcas ("Everything was like a picture show to her"). At the funeral, his determined, hard-working wife, Violet, herself a hairdresser--who is given to stumbling into dark mental cracks, and who talks mostly to birds--tries with a knife to disfigure the corpse. In a dazzling act of jazz-like improvisation, moving seamlessly in and out of past, present, and future, a mysterious voice--whose identity is a matter of each reader's imagination--weaves this brilliant fiction, at the same time showing how its blues are informed by the brutal exigencies of slavery. Richly combining history, legend, reminiscence, this voice captures as never before the ineffable mood, the complex humanity, of black urban life at a moment in our century we assumed we understood. Jazz is an unprecedented and astonishing invention, a landmark on the American literary landscape--a novel unforgettable and for all time. Knopf, New York , 04/07/1992 . Later Printing' A signed First Edition of this book has been privately printed by the Franklin Library. Near Mint, tight , neat and bright. Black paper over boards, black cloth spine , gold lettering. DJ MINT, clean and vibrant, not clipped $21.00.

Synopsis

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log In or create an account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

book dealer
YJS BOXES OF BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1002
Title
Jazz
Author
Toni Morrison
Format/binding
Black paper over boards, black cloth spine , gold lettering
Book condition
second hand - Near Mint
Jacket condition
Near Mint
Quantity available
1
Edition
Knopf, New York , 04/07/1992 . Later Printing' A signed First Ed
Binding
Hardback
ISBN 10
0679411674
ISBN 13
9780679411673
Publisher
Knopf, New York
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1992
Keywords
bib & bc web #241 bx29 462-3 2copies Item #1002
Bookseller catalogs
Racism;

Terms of Sale

YJS BOXES OF BOOKS

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

YJS BOXES OF BOOKS

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since 2015
Nashua, New Hampshire
Ask Seller a Question

About YJS BOXES OF BOOKS

Our inventory offers a wide variety of interests: Rare and beautiful books, vintage as well as modern mysteries, thrillers, poetry, histories of people, places and things, all areas of politics, and curiosities ......
If more information is needed about any of our books, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail. We will get back to you in a timely manner.
Terms of sale for YJS BOXES OF BOOKS
30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives improperly or damaged.
YJS BOXES OF BOOKS specializes in Autobiographies and Biographies of the Rich and Famous, First and Signed First Editions, Historical: Non-Fiction and Fiction, People, Places and Things, Modern Mysteries and Thrillers, Rare and Vintage

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
near mint
a synonym for Near Fine.
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-